Are you a military personnel and experienced defects in earplugs that are used while in combat? These combat earplugs do not offer the actual effectiveness of the hearing protection that the device offers and in turn may cause injury to the wearer. If you have utilized these combat earplugs and experienced any undisclosed defects, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. Our firm works with experienced defective earplug lawyers who can file a lawsuit on your behalf. You are not required to pay any legal fees until you receive a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, contact our firm at 1-800-992-6878.
How Are These Earplugs Defective?
Disputes are on the rise regarding the effectiveness of combat earplugs and their ability to adequately cancel noise for certain individuals in the military atmosphere. These earplugs have been discovered to be too short for proper insertion into the users’ ears, which in turn affects the level of noise cancellation that could be dangerous to one’s hearing. The result of the earplug being too short is its gradual and subtle loosening within the ear, which eventually does not perform the proper noise cancellation that is otherwise labeled on the product.
Are There Current Disputes About Defective Combat Earplugs?
Many allegations and complaints have been filed regarding these defective military earplugs and their inability to efficiently reduce noise as they were designed to do. Companies responsible for selling the earplugs have agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations against it and to relieve it from alleged liability that it knowingly sold the U.S. military defective earplugs. These allegations claim that the company sold the earplugs without disclosing defects in the product that decreased the actual effectiveness of the hearing protection. These claims have since been settled and liability for the defective earplugs has not yet been determined.
What Companies Are Responsible For The Defective Earplugs?
Current claims are being investigated which state that the 3M and Aearo Technologies knowingly sold defective combat earplugs to the U.S. military. The product sold by the company are dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) and were sold to the Department of Defense. The benefit of the dual-ended earplugs was that wearing them one way would allow minimal sounds such as speech to be heard, while wearing them the opposite way would provide sufficient protection from the damaging sounds of gunfire.
What Are The Consequences Of These Defective Earplugs?
The result of these defective combat earplugs is military personnel potentially suffering from permanent hearing loss and auditory damage, an injury that was unknown to them at the time that they used the product. These damages are caused by insufficient protection from the deafening noises of gunfire and explosions and could lead to physical injuries, pain and suffering, and medical bills. The defective earplugs were sold to the Department of Defense and utilized by military personnel between 2003 and 2015, revealing a large gap of potentially affected victims.
Contact A Defective Military Earplug Lawyer Today!
If you have used the dual-end Combat Arms Earplugs between 2003 and 2015 while deployed in the military and have suffered from hearing loss, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other associated losses. Our firm works with experienced defective military earplug lawyers across the country who are investigating these claims and filing lawsuits on behalf of clients. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, contact our firm today at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form on our website.